Miami Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker exits with leg injury against Chiefs, does not return

Phillip Suitts
Palm Beach Post
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) walks the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The Miami Dolphins receiving corps took another hit Sunday when DeVante Parker exited the game in the second quarter with a left leg injury. He is questionable to return for the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs.

With Preston Williams already on injured reserve due to an injury earlier this season, the Dolphins are now without four of their top five pass catchers from last season.

Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson, Miami's fourth and fifth pass catchers from last season in terms of receiving yards, both opted out before the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tight end Mike Gesicki is the only top-five pass catcher from last season still on the field for the Dolphins. He did score the Dolphins' sole first-half touchdown, hauling in a pass from Tua Tagovailoa.

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Parker had a team-high 1,202 receiving yards last year. Entering Sunday, he led the Dolphins this season with 677 yards. Gesicki had 537, followed by Jakeem Grant at 298, Preston Williams at 288 despite playing in just eight games and running back Myles Gaskin at 249.

Gaskin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and thus is inactive for the Chiefs' game.

Parker has said one of his goals for this season was to play every game. Parker has avoided injury by changing how he takes care of his body, including acupuncture and massage.

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